Lemon Pineapple White Chocolate Cookies

Lemon Pineapple White Chocolate Cookies

Bruce and I spent the last two days up in Eugene at the Prefontaine Classic track meet at the University of Oregon.  The Prefontaine Classic draws the many of the best track and field athletes from all over the world.  What’s even better than attending a world class event is that I had the opportunity to visit my son since he is a student at the university.  Fortunately, in a few short weeks he will be home for part of the summer.  I have one last chance to send him a care package this week before the school years ends.

Eugene, Oregon is also known as “Tracktown, USA”.  Bruce and I attend the Prefontaine Classic nearly every year.

Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa getting ready to run the Men’s 400 meter race.

Women’s Pole Vault

Men’s 100 Meter

Women’s Long Jump

Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States.

Athletes lining up for the final race of the day, the Bowerman Mile.

When Bruce and I got home, I decided to make Lemon Pineapple White Chocolate Cookies for the final care package of the term. My Lemon Pineapple White Chocolate Cookies are made with an interesting combination of fresh lemon zest, tender chunks of dried Philippine pineapple and creamy white chocolate chips.  Makes about 4 dozen cookies.  Oh and by the way, Bruce liked the cookies so much that only half of the cookies will make it up to Eugene :).  Enjoy!  Tessa


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 sticks or 1 cup  butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 Tbs lemon zest
  • 1 cup chopped dried Philippine pineapple chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with a silicone liner.  In a medium sized mixing bowl blend together the flour, baking soda and salt.  In a large mixing bowl with a mixer, cream the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, lemon extract and lemon zest.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend well.  Fold in the pineapple and white chocolate chips.  Drop the dough using a teaspoon or a small cookie scoop onto the cookie sheets.  Bake for about 12 minutes or until done.  Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.  Store in a tightly covered container.   Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

12 thoughts on “Lemon Pineapple White Chocolate Cookies

  1. Sissi

    Tessa, even if you didn’t finish the dish name, I would always say “fabulous” hearing a combination of lemon, pineapple and white chocolate in any form. I am not surprised half of the cookies have quickly disappeared.

    1. Tessa

      Hi Sissi! I really liked the combination of the lemon, pineapple and white chocolate. Thank you!

  2. thyme (Sarah)

    Care packages! That gives me something to look forward to as we prepare throughout the summer for the college start in the fall. I loved putting together care packages when she would go away for summer training camps. The cookies look perfect for just this thing.

    1. Tessa

      Hi Sarah! I’ve learned that care packages are great for the student and for the parent. It helps ease the transition of the “empty nest” :).

  3. mjskit

    Can I order a care package? :) What a great treat for the last care package of the year! He better not let his friends find them. I know I would have a hard time letting these leave the house! YUM!

  4. Lasuch w kuchni

    When I see so much running taking place on your photos I immediately want to run myself. (Run and die just afterwards to be more specific ;-))
    And cookies look sooo delicious. Can I have one…? ;-)

    1. Tessa

      I really did not run… A few steps out the back door with my camera and tripod in hand:).

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